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George W. Bush’s Former Treasury Secretary Will Vote For Hillary Clinton

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Former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., a Republican who served under former President George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

Paulson wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying that Republicans stand at a crossroads.

“The GOP, in putting Trump at the top of the ticket, is endorsing a brand of populism rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism,” Paulson wrote. “This troubles me deeply as a Republican, but it troubles me even more as an American. Enough is enough. It’s time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump.”

Paulson wrote about why Trump is not qualified to be president and that he would not be able to bridge the U.S.’s partisan divide. He encouraged a bipartisan approach to policy solutions to address the most challenging domestic problems.

Paulson endorsed Clinton, saying, “I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.”

Paulson is not the only Republican backing Clinton. Earlier this week, Brent Scowcroft, a top national security adviser to several former Republican presidents, endorsed Clinton, saying that her experience in politics gives her a “truly unique experience and perspective” to “lead our country at this critical time.”

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